Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve House




The City of Lake Alfred is known for its small-town charm and warm ambience. It's a great city to get married in! The Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve is the ideal location for a spectacular wedding celebration. The residence on the Mackay estate is an outstanding example of Craftsman style architecture. The home boasts sleeping porches and large porch columns, open interior spaces and a staircase in the main room. A walled arbor with arched openings is located west of the residence and a sunken garden with a fountain is on the east. A beautiful Gazebo with a breathtaking view of the lake makes a picturesque location for your ceremony. There are rooms available for the wedding party to prepare for the magnificent ceremony followed by an elegant reception. There are dual fireplaces in the grand ballroom which features a beautiful open staircase that allows for a breathtaking entrance. The history in this residence is very memorable and the home is so unique, that when you choose it as your venue, it will become a part of a very special memory in your life.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 80 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $800 to $1,100 for a ceremony and reception and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve House is estimated at between $3,782 and $9,965 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Venue set up and clean up
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
Wheelchair access limited
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Music must end by 11:00PM